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Poster for NoBudge Live #29

NoBudge Live #29

Run Time: 102 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

NoBudge is happy to present new work from a group of emerging indie filmmakers mostly based in New York. These eleven short films reflect a wide-ranging sampling of some of our preferred genres: absurd comedies, understated character studies, and strange visions. This edition also includes a music video and a classic short film from 2007. Six of the films are NYC or Brooklyn premieres, and all directors will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A and Afterparty.

NoBudge is an online platform spotlighting the best in low-budget indie filmmaking. “One of the best places to sample what’s happening in low-budget cinema worldwide,” says Glenn Kenny of The New York Times. Its mission is to provide a supportive home for emerging indie filmmakers working with limited resources and without major industry connections, and to be a trusted discovery platform.

The movies:

It’s All Related
New York Premiere
Director Peter Wagner present.
A medley of overheard banter and personal musings about love and the cliches of love.
(3 min)

Codependency (Music Video)
Director Sofia Dobrushin present
A campy, queer 1980’s-esque dating show unravels into a dream scape chaos of relationship expectations.
(4 min)

The Length of Your Rage
New York Premiere
Directors Juan Pablo Rivera Garza & Charlie Sosnick present.
After an angry fight with his boyfriend, Thomas walks across Manhattan to cool off.
(13 min)

Close Ties to Home Country
New York Premiere
Director Akanksha Cruczynski present.
An immigrant dogwalker finds home in the hearts of the rich people’s dogs she dogsits.
(15 min)

Jefferson Avenue
Director Hannah Whisenant present.
Zora, a young compulsive woman, adjusts to living with new neighbors after many months of isolation and living alone during a global pandemic.
(15 min)

New York Premiere
Director Gabe Ross present.
A casual weekend hangout is thrown off course with the arrival of an unexpected guest.
(6 min)

New York Premiere
Director Daddy present.
Everything goes wrong for Sugar— a writer by day, DJ by night— after a superhero attempts to save her in this Blaxploitation inspired romantic comedy.
(8 min)

Radical Honesty
New York Premiere
Director Bianca Poletti present.
At the end of a great date, Jack and Rachel bond over a shared interest in deconstructing traditional relationship structures.
(7 min)

Directors Kelly Cooper and Johnny Frohman present.
A lonely weed dealer spirals when she tries to make conversation with an uninterested client.
(7 min)

Cherry Cola
Director Amandine Thomas present.
When Sherri gets arrested for shoplifting from work, she needs to find money for legal fees. Opportunity strikes, and his name is Tom.
(12 min)

Death to the Tinman
Director Ray Tintori present.
Bill loves Jane, the pastor’s daughter. When Bill becomes a threat to the community, the pastor is forced to curse his ax.
(12 min)